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  • Honolulu PD to CHP? Possible?

    Hello all, i know a few departments from California come out to Hawaii to recruit HPD Officers like me, and offer lateral transfers with no Academy re-do. I was wondering if anyone knows if CHP offers such opportunity? If anyone knows a number or a person who would know more on a matter, i would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Stay safe out there

  • #2
    CHP does not take laterals. You have to attend their academy.
    Now go home and get your shine box!

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    • #3
      CHP will not take lateral applicants, even from other CA agencies. All CHP recruits go through the CHP academy regardless of prior experience.

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      • #4
        Thank you, kinda hard to keep going to play dummie recruit games after military, multiple schools and academy here, wish they took experienced Officers. Thank you again for fast repsonse. How long is their Academy anyways?

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        • #5
          6 months live in academy in Sacramento.
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          People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
          -George Orwell

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          • #6
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCKnBt_UjJ0

            Lol yea not doing that nonsense again.
            Other officer: Oh that's right, I forgot, you're God's gift to police work.
            Me: At least someone recognizes it.

            Turns out basic police work isn't so hard, you just have to leave the station.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Invasion0428 View Post
              Thank you, kinda hard to keep going to play dummie recruit games after military, multiple schools and academy here, wish they took experienced Officers. Thank you again for fast repsonse. How long is their Academy anyways?
              Your experience on an island has nothing to do with CA. You either want it or not. And just so you know...no laterals from out of state just walk in and start working. You must attend CA specific laws, UoF, driving, TACCOM, etc training before you get to badge up.
              Now go home and get your shine box!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blizz View Post
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCKnBt_UjJ0

                Lol yea not doing that nonsense again.
                Wow, thanks for that, gonna keep the badge i have haha

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                • #9
                  Contrary to popular belief, the California Highway Patrol does take laterals. Like others have said, the caveat is you have to go to The Academy. There are a lot of pros and cons, but there's something very heartwarming lining up to a CHP officer, who you've never met and works 4 hours away from your home office (which is 3 hours away from the protest you're at in Oakland), on a skirmish line and knowing they were taught the same as you. Nevermind the instant camaraderie at beers afterwards.

                  Does the Marine Corps take laterals? Sure, but welcome to Parris Island (or San Diego).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GGD_CHP View Post
                    Contrary to popular belief, the California Highway Patrol does take laterals. Like others have said, the caveat is you have to go to The Academy. There are a lot of pros and cons, but there's something very heartwarming lining up to a CHP officer, who you've never met and works 4 hours away from your home office (which is 3 hours away from the protest you're at in Oakland), on a skirmish line and knowing they were taught the same as you. Nevermind the instant camaraderie at beers afterwards.

                    Does the Marine Corps take laterals? Sure, but welcome to Parris Island (or San Diego).
                    Ok so do they pay lateral pay in the academy? Or do all cadets get paid the same? My large agency will hire out of state laterals who need the academy, and pay them for their experience at a lateral rate even in the academy. That's what is important about a lateral.

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                    • #11
                      Unless you have your heart set on working as a traffic cop, there's many other agencies in the state that accept laterals. You'll be required to have your training from Hawaii assessed via the California POST Commission. They'll determine if additional training is needed and allow you time to complete the training. Upon completion, you'll be eligible to test for the Basic Course Waiver, which requires you to pass a written test, firearms, and defensive tactics. From there, it's up to the independent agency you're applying with to decide if they want to accept the BCW is place of the full POST academy.

                      I'd suggest looking in the CA POST website and research agencies to determine if there are any you're really interested in.

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                      • #12
                        CHP will begin to take laterals without requiring an academy redo. There will be a truncated classroom academy portion that is CHP specific policy only. The age limit will also be raised to 40 years of age.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Martial_Law View Post
                          CHP will begin to take laterals without requiring an academy redo. There will be a truncated classroom academy portion that is CHP specific policy only. The age limit will also be raised to 40 years of age.
                          Source?

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                          • #14
                            A family member who is relatively high up in the department and who worked recruitment for a long time before promoting twice (...and who remains informed about pending changes). The changes will likely occur sometime next year unless some issue comes up. I was told about this early last year, and informed that it was in the works and approximately 2 years out [from the time I was told]. With that said, I don’t know how this will affect him in Hawaii however. I didn’t ask whether it was applicable only to law enforcement trained in California or not because out-of-state laterals weren’t germane to the discussion at the time. My family member was curious to know whether I would lateral or not.
                            Last edited by Martial_Law; 07-31-2019, 01:07 AM.

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